Dave Dumas and Lee Oldershaw, both of Marco, anchor the boat Kinship in Smokehouse Bay on Marco Island in January 2007 purposely violating a city ordinance restricting anchoring, which was determined to be unconstitutional leading to a statewide defense of boaters' rights. Marco spent about two and a half years attempting to defend the ordinance and held a series of closed-door meetings--- the transcripts of which are now raising questions about whether officials followed open government and public records laws.

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Dave Dumas and Lee Oldershaw, both of Marco, anchor the boat Kinship in Smokehouse Bay on Marco Island in January 2007 purposely violating a city ordinance restricting anchoring, which was determined to be unconstitutional leading to a statewide defense of boaters' rights. Marco spent about two and a half years attempting to defend the ordinance and held a series of closed-door meetings--- the transcripts of which are now raising questions about whether officials followed open government and public records laws.

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